Category: Functionality

RIB buys into US building spec vendor BSD

Melville, Anderson, Wolford

RIB Software invests US$42m to acquire 60% of USA-based BSD (Building Systems Design), strengthens its estimating and product data technologies, and gets a bridgehead in north America. RIB Software, the Stuttgart, Germany-based provider of cloud-based technologies for the construction and real estate industries has invested US$42m to acquire 60% of the Atlanta, USA-based BSD (Building …

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TonicDM competes in PIM space

TonicDM logo

AECbytes‘ Lachmi Khemlani has written an interesting and detailed review of a US-developed Software-as-a-Service project information management solution (PIM) called TonicDM. (She distinguishes between PIM and project management solutions, such as Oracle Aconex, Procore, etc: “The basic difference is that PIM manages the large volumes of information associated with a project, whereas PM manages the …

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Atmotube: air pollution monitoring for construction?

The British Safety Council’s Canairy app uses data from the London Air Quality Network, but its use is restricted to affiliated construction companies, and to London. Devices such as Atmotube could extend the reach while providing more localised and accurate data, both outdoors and indoors. Last week (20 May 2019), the British Safety Council launched a …

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Viewpoint launches ViewpointOne strategy

VfP product evolution

At the Viewpoint UK customer summit in London this week, the Trimble-owned business announced its ViewpointOne platform strategy. Some clarity on the future of the various solutions in the Viewpoint collaboration portfolio emerged at the Royal Institution of British Architects in London this week (22-23 May 2019), where the now-Trimble-owned business unveiled its intentions to …

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eviFile and 3DRepo combine mobile and BIM

A partnership between two UK-based software developers, digital evidence platform eviFile and BIM collaboration platform 3D Repo, offers a combined digital evidence and BIM solution. Two UK-based software developers, digital evidence data collection platform eviFile and cloud-based BIM collaboration platform 3D Repo, have formed a strategic partnership, allowing construction clients to access a powerful combined digital evidence and BIM …

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KAPIO: PAYG project management

Kapio dashboard

Danish construction technology firm, Optimise International, has launched a “pay-as-you-go” SaaS project controls application, Kapio Cloud. For less than the price of a cup of coffee, Copenhagen, Denmark-based construction technology developer, Optimise International, has introduced a cloud-based “pay-as-you-go” project controls application, Kapio Cloud, offered at a daily cost per user of  €1.99. And contract commitments …

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Plangrid BIM launched

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The first major Autodesk integration since the company’s acquisition of PlanGrid adds BIM functionality to the mobile platform. PlanGrid, the mobile construction technology business acquired by Autodesk in November 2018, has launched PlanGrid BIM, a product integration with Autodesk Revit that enables users to immediately access Building Information Modelling (BIM) data, in either 2D or …

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PlanGrid tech targets Brexit delays

cost of errors = 21%

Brexit uncertainty continues to plague UK construction, and PlanGrid believes its mobile technologies can help site-based teams manage Brexit-related supply chain delays.  US-based construction productivity software provider PlanGrid was acquired by Autodesk in November 2018, having spent a year establishing its UK operation (in October 2018, Extranet Evolution interviewed Plangrid president of mobile field operations …

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Envision: building construction transparency

Envision construction data

Envision is winning new infrastructure customers, and its data-centric approach fits with data-driven visions of the future of the industry currently known as construction. Envision is expanding its reach into civil engineering projects, and even reaching outside its Australasian heartland. The Brisbane, Australia-based field construction data platform is now being used extensively on road, rail …

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AEC Delta Mobility: open source ‘differencing’

AEC Delta

AEC Delta Mobility consortium backed by UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to tackle AEC data exchange using open source approach. The UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has backed an industry-wide consortium aiming to improve manufacture involvement and flows of data between architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) project partners. The group includes BuroHappold, 3D Repo, Speckle …

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